[Talk-GB] Facebook Map Query - Thames rendered as Thanames

Andrew Black andrewdblack at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 26 06:44:12 UTC 2018


I have seen similar but can't recall where or which tile provider.  To
state obvious, it only occurs at certain zoom levels.
Once i realised it was probably transient I lost interest.


On Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 01:44 Steve Doerr, <doerr.stephen at gmail.com> wrote:

> A user on the Facebook group 'UK Places Editors' has commented on the
> fact that some maps on Facebook pages in the vicinity of Putney Bridge
> (London) show the River Thames as 'Thanames'. See, for example,
> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Putney-Bridge/103150243057869
>
>
> A bit of browser debugging shows that it's accessing the URL
>
> https://external-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/static_map.php?v=1013&osm_provider=2&size=324x160&zoom=15&markers=51.46701240%2C-0.21317368&language=en_GB&scale=2
>
>
> Note the parameter &osm_provider=2
>
>
> Can anyone shed light on what tile service is being used here and what
> could be causing the Thanames name to appear? I can see that adjacent
> tiles rendered at different times, so that the label 'Thames' occurs in
> a different position, could cause something that looks like 'Thanames'
> when they are joined together, but I can't produce any evidence of this.
>
>
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